An old factory which was once a corset and buggy whip factory has been transformed into one of the coolest places to visit in Southwest Michigan and oh yeah, they make some of the best distilled spirits around. Jonny and Meagan sat down with Bill Welter from Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, MI. Listen to the podcast to learn more about the Bill and Journeyman and also visit makerstrail.org to plan your trip today!... [Read Full Story]
“It’s not you, it’s me”, the dreaded phrase that is said in a lot of break-ups happened to Kelly, who wrote Meagan an email for “Ask Meagan” today. We also talked about some of those other phrases we hate and don’t understand. Like “that’s how it has always been” or “it is what it is”. We also talked about flying Uber and how the world will end in 2050. Find out why when you listen to the podcast.... [Read Full Story]
Kelly Clarkson celebrates a milestone in this episode of The Coast Music Museum for April 24.... [Read Full Story]
What ever happened to things like “Clippy” the paperclip guy from Microsoft Word or Jeeves from AskJeeves.com? We asked that question and found out others were also wondering what happened to a lot of other things! Plus we talked about Jonny’s big concert on Sunday and Kenny G is torturing people on airplanes!... [Read Full Story]
Prom was a memorable moment for most people in High School. Whether it was a hideous dress, or a fun theme, we remember it, or we try to forget it. We talk about our High School proms and also Promposal 2017. We also launched another fun promotion in time for Mother’s Day and that is Super Mom! Learn more about that when you listen to today’s podcast!... [Read Full Story]
Cuba Gooding Senior, lead singer of The Main Ingredient and father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Junior, was found dead in his car today, one week shy of his 73rd birthday.... [Read Full Story]
The battle of puppies vs babies wages on. What is harder to raise puppies or babies. We received more valid arguments from both sides and in the end we decided they are both difficult to raise. We also got our first qualifier for the Giant 1K Giveaway with Schroeder Furniture! Listen to today’s podcast to learn more!... [Read Full Story]
Thank you so much to Jennifer from Al-Van Humane Society for joining us this morning for Furry Friends Friday! Brought to you by Distinguished Stone Works in Stevensville! Jennifer brought us a cute little puppy named Shadow, learn more about Shadow by watching the video and listening to the podcast!... [Read Full Story]
What is more difficult to raise: puppies or babies? Jonny thinks puppies and Meagan thinks babies. We heard arguments from both sides from a number of different callers and you can hear some of the results that we have come up with using graphs and charts. Tess from SJ Today joined us to plan our weekend and speaking of weekends, we talked with Promposal winner Rebecca from Baroda this morning about her big prom weekend!... [Read Full Story]
One of the newest breweries in the area is in downtown Stevensville and that his Watermark Brewing Company. Three young guys who met on a sail boat decided to start brewing beer together. Chris, Justin and Dave, are 3 young guys who come from different backgrounds of education, but all have the same passion for making great beer. The awesome brewery has only been around for less than a year but the guys are already thinking of all the fun that they will be having for many years to come! ... [Read Full Story]
A very tough Ask Meagan question this morning that was very hard to figure out, it had to do with keeping track of your kids on social media. We talked about the Village Charcuterie Festival in Stevensville. Also Jonny is singing with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. Find out about everything in today’s episode!... [Read Full Story]
A year ago today (Wednesday, April 19th), Denise Bohn was tragically taken from us and her family too soon. She was a beloved part of our Mid-West Family Broadcasting team, a generous and loving mother, and a tireless champion for cancer prevention, research and survivors.... [Read Full Story]
The internal struggle to post this today has been with me for weeks. Do I, don’t I. What would you do?
365 Days… 525,600 minutes… 31,536,000 seconds, and it still feels like yesterday. It amazes me how 1 year can feel like an eternity, and yet it all seems like it was just yesterday.
I remember every detail of that day, minus driving home. I still can’t wrap my head around how I got from point A to B without getting in an accident. I remember the exact outfit I was wearing, 365 days later, I have yet to wear that combo again. I remember opening Facebook that morning and seeing the initial news story, searching the pictures for clues, and checking your page and the Coast page, in hope it wasn’t you. I remember the call, trying to juggle the work phone and my cell going off. The sound of Zack’s voice, the gut feeling when he said it was important we talk, and his confirmation as I said your name… “Denise?” I can remember through the tears telling him “Zack, I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry” over and over. The feeling of not being able to catch my breath, and the feeling of guilt.
I’ve found myself in multiple situations over the last year, some scary and some happy, where I’ve thought of you. The emotions are still mixed. I’m no stranger to sudden and painful loss, but you… this felt different. I can remember when I first met you, after listening to you on the air and then watching you on TV, you walked in the studio one day to promote a Komen fundraiser and I was star struck. I remember being super excited and telling my mom that I met you. Over the years we would see each other and chat at events, and other celebrations/functions. You were always so quick to give me positive constructive feedback on my show, pushing myself and other females in the business that tends to be male focused.
Suddenly, on a random Tuesday, you were gone.
In October, I had the privilege of hosting a luncheon in your honor. It was one of the proudest, and hardest moments of my life. Standing in front of over 200 people trying not to stumble over my words (which I was not fully successful at), cry, or forget anything. I remember you telling me before my first 5K “you got this!” those words, your voice, it played over and over in the back of my head that day.
When I hear people talk about your life, they always talk about your laugh, smile, love, and passion. The drive you had to recover after a car wreck, to beat cancer, to raise funds and awareness so your daughter doesn’t have to face it. Not wanting her to be a statistic to cancer like you had been.
One year ago, you became a statistic again.
“On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.” – National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV.org)
I know this is not how your story was to end, or how you want to be remembered. But it’s an opportunity for us to open up dialog, empower and educate instead of keep it tucked away like a dirty little secret. Always looking for the best story, you wouldn’t want that either.
A few weeks before you left us, there was a large group of us radio folks that gathered at Santaniello’s. Thanks to Facebook, this memory popped up recently and triggered so many emotions inside me. There were laughs, snaps, and of course focaccia… That’s how I’ve remember you for the last 365 days, laughing and joking around before sneaking away during the meeting to snag the last piece of focaccia… unnoticed.
It’s fitting that 365 days later, that same group will be gathered together tonight. I’m sure you’ll be sitting there with us.... [Read Full Story]
There are some things that you do not like doing in front of other people, like talking on the phone, brushing your teeth or going to the bathroom. We also talked to Ryan from United Way and Jay from North Pier Brewing Company about a special beer release happening this weekend, and a goat saved his family’s from a fire.... [Read Full Story]
What is the perfect name for the world’s most famous baby giraffe? That’s the big question on social media since Saturday when April the giraffe finally gave birth to a baby boy at Animal Adventure Park in Upstate New York.... [Read Full Story]
We have had many jobs in our lifetime and sometimes we don’t last very long at those jobs. There was one job that Meagan never showed up to. Find out why when you listen today’s show. Plus Cornerstone & Kinexus joined us for the Coast Social Network, Stephanie from Lakeland joined us to talk about National Healthcare Decisions Week and we talked to Sarah from Coach’s to find out what is happening tomorrow for Totally You Tuesdays!... [Read Full Story]
After waiting nearly a year and a half to figure out what Luke Skywalker is going to teach Rey atop that giant rock thing at the end of the Force Awakens, we FINALLY get to see a trailer of the next movie, titled “The Last Jedi.” But I still have no freakin’ idea what’s going on here or why Rey ends up being the Last Jedi!... [Read Full Story]
Thanks to Becky and Judy from Animal Aid for joining us and bringing in J the Dog. Check out the video and podcast to learn more about J and how you can adopt him!
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Our critter conversation morphed into talking about how Meagan was once bitten by a 3-legged dog and a pig in the kitchen. Jonny realized that he is guilty of letting his dog sit in his lap while he drives. Plus we talked about a giant rubics cube and ice cream lip balm. Check out today’s episode of the Sweet & Condensed podcast!... [Read Full Story]
It’s the time of year when you roll down your windows when you drive down the highway but sometime you might have a bee or maybe even a deer come through your window. Today’s show will definitely give you the creepy crawly feelings. We also talked with Tess from St. Joe Today and got super excited for Easter weekend and Jonny might be writing a children’s book about the Easter Bunny. Listen today’s Sweet & Condensed Podcast to learn more!... [Read Full Story]
Janet Jackson’s split from billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana might have been a surprise to her fans but according to reports she has been making plans for the separation since the beginning of the year.... [Read Full Story]
One of the first breweries in Southwest Michigan, The Livery in the heart of the Arts District of Benton Harbor has been around as a microbrewery for around 12 years now, bringing unique beers, good food and live music to Southwest Michigan. Learn more about everything they have going on by going to liverybrew.com We had a chance to sit down with Simon Rusk and we talked about beer, food, music and more on this episode of Meet the Makers, brought to you by MakersTrail.org, plan your route today!... [Read Full Story]
What do you do when your teenage kids finds your dating profile and doesn’t like what they see. Today’s Ask Meagan was about a 14 yr old girl finding her recently divorced mother’s dating profile and her mom was in a bikini and even worse doing a duck face! Meagan offers her advice to a 14 yr old who wrote us to say she think her mom needs to change her act.... [Read Full Story]
Jobs have certainly evolved over the years, many people are working from home because they have kids, or on the road. The traditional office jobs is starting to go away. Also speaking of jobs we had some kids from St. Joseph High School join us to talk about jobs and how to be cool. Berrien County Parks joined us to chat about the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle event happening tomorrow at Lake Michigan College. Plus another Mom Minute helping you deal with recovery from the weekend and Harry Styles almost played Han Solo! Check it out!... [Read Full Story]
With so many of your favorite new artists heading out on the road this year, it’s great to get the opportunity to see some classic artists as well. You could see 6 legendary bands this summer!! This is one ticket I wish I could get my hands on! – Steph... [Read Full Story]
Leave it to the internet to give us a chance to dream the impossible. Even though some of the guys of 1D are out doing their own solo records lately, that doesn’t mean they can’t still be ‘together’ when they’re apart!... [Read Full Story]
Teenagers don’t want office jobs? So what do they want to do when they grow up? We put our research helmets on and try to figure out why kids don’t want to be in an office anymore. We also talked about Mama June, Britney Spears leaving Vegas? and a cop saving someones life and getting rewarded with FREE doughnuts! Check it out!... [Read Full Story]
Thank you so much to Kelly from The Long Dog Retreat for coming in for Furry Friends Friday and bringing us Katie! Katie is a dachshund and in need of a good home! Watch the video to learn more about Katie.... [Read Full Story]
Meagan is back from her extremely short Spring Break, we talked about her adventure in Chicago at the Field Museum, plus Zack joined us to talk about Smooth Jazz at Sunset at the Shadowland Pavilion. We also talked about Taylor Swift wanted her house to be a historical landmark, Furry Friends Friday with a hot dog dog, and cats wearing leather gloves while driving a Cadillac, all that and more on today’s Sweet & Condensed Podcast!... [Read Full Story]